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Physical Abuse Injury Indicators -
Charts and Images

 

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Abuse Injury Indicators

Suspicious areas of bruising

Clues as to the cause of intentional injury

 

Facial Injuries

Slap injury - indicator

 

Slap

 

Facial Beating

 

Blow to the ear

 

Blow to Upper Mouth

 

Looped Chord Injury

Looped cord injury (below)

 

Looped cord injury 2

 

Beaten with wire loop 3

 

Buttock and Thigh Bruising

Bruising on the lower back and buttocks

 

Bruising on the lower back and buttocks 2

 

Bruising on buttocks from a spoon 3

 

Bruising on buttocks and thighs 4

 

Burns

Burn table
Temp(F)   Effect
101          bathing 
106          hot tub
109          pain start
113          partial burn in 6 hours
127          partial burn in 1 min
130          partial burn in 30 sec
150          partial burn in 2 sec

Immersion (Scalding) Burn to a child's hand

 

Immersion in hot liquid burn

 

Immersion in hot liquid burn

 

Immersion burn

 

Facial Immersion in hot liquid burn

 

Pouring hot liquid burn

 

Burn

 

Grid Burn

 

Grid Burn

 

 

 

Cigarette Burns

Cigarette Burn 1

 

Cigarette Burn 2

 

 

Human Bites

Human Bite Mark

 

Bite with sucking

 

 

Retinal Hemorrhaging

Shaken Baby Retinal Hemorrhaging

 

Fractures

 

Snapping Injury

 

 

Spiral Fracture

 

Shaking

Holding and Shaking

 

Mechanics of Shaken Baby

 

Death: Shaken Baby 1

 

Death: Shaken Baby 2

 

Miscellaneous

Blow with plastic Pipe

 

Blow with wire brush

 

Failure to Thrive

 

Restraints

 

 

Ref: Evaluation of Physical Abuse in Children

The Internet Journal of Law, Healthcare and Ethics

Child Protection and Dental Team

Burn Images
 

 

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